Penn State Hershey Eye Center has made significant strides in promoting life-long learning throughout the entire department by providing educational programs for our ophthalmic technicians and front-office personnel in addition to our faculty, residents, and medical students.
Medical Students at Penn State College of Medicine
At Penn State, we have redesigned medical student education in ophthalmology to ensure that all physicians - regardless of whether they pursue a life in ophthalmology - master the ophthalmic fundamentals. The cornerstone of this transformation is our one-day, required ophthalmology experience for third-year medical students, recently highlighted in the journal Ophthalmology.
In addition to this one-day experience and our ophthalmology clinical and research electives, we have integrated educational activities throughout all four years of medical school. Our student-led ophthalmology interest group provides Penn State College of Medicine medical students the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to the field of ophthalmology in their early years of training.
Penn State Hershey Eye Center offers outstanding educational experiences for its residents. We have developed an ophthalmic surgery simulation program, as well as an improved surgical skills evaluation process, to ensure our residents are well-prepared to care for patients at the completion of their training.
"Education is a top priority in our department. Our faculty combine teaching with a thriving clinical practice, so we encounter a broad variety of patient problems. The high level of teamwork among residents and faculty definitely enhances our experience"
Matthew Hosler, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty of the Penn State Hershey Eye Center not only shape the educational experiences of medical students and residents; they are afforded numerous opportunities to expand their own knowledge through attendance at Grand Rounds, Frontiers in Eye & Vision Research lectures, Ethical and Quality Assurance discussion sessions, and participation in national and international meetings with colleagues practicing in their subspecialities.
Technical & Support Staff
The Penn State Hershey Eye Center provides opportunities for all levels of staff to improve their knowledge base and enhance their job satisfaction.
The Annual Educational Update for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel provides continuing education opportunities at the intermediate level for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (including Assistants, Technicians, Technologists, Orthoptists, and Ophthalmic photographers) throughout a tri-state area. Application is made each year for Category A JCAHPO continuing education credits as well as OPS credits for photographers. This year's meeting will be held on Saturday, January 18th from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
Registration is required. For details, please contact Michelle Davis at 717-531-8783 or email her at email@example.com .
- Faculty work to change treatment for sexual behavior problems Penn State Network on Child Protection and Well-Being faculty member Brian Allen is exploring new frontiers in a field of child mental health that is often underexamined, underfunded and overlooked. Allen, a clinical child psychologist practicing at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, hopes to change the conversation -- or lack thereof -- surrounding child sexual behavior problems with help from a Children’s Miracle Network grant.More...
- Exercise program inspires $14 million College of Medicine research study Three sets of shoulder presses, chat about the weather. Three sets of chair stands, joke with the person on your right. Three sets of arm pulls, encourage the person on your left. This simple recipe – which combines strength training with socialization – has become a successful formula for older adults who participate in Band Together peer exercise groups throughout Central Pennsylvania.More...
- Sending a 'We Are!' thank you to these Penn Staters This week, we recognize five people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with World Campus, Penn State Hershey, Penn State Law and the College of Agricultural Sciences.More...
- Association recognizes research of laboratory animal medicine residents The work of three residents in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program at Penn State College of Medicine has been recognized at professional meetings.More...